Our final week in the states is a blurred memory of buying and selling things. We had a short list of everything we thought we needed and a 3-bedroom apartment full of things that had to go. We had an epic ‘everything must go’ garage sale,
I am always telling everyone how light we pack, which naturally brings about questions regarding what exactly to pack when traveling abroad, especially for longer periods. Well, here is my packing list as of now.
Can you guess our next destination? We’re heading out to country #18 next week, so we decided to create a fun contest to involve our readers in our journey.
We’re giving away some goodies to everyone that can guess where we are going next! All you have to do is guess (correctly) which destination we are going to next, and you win the contest!
If you follow my blog or have read my ebook, then you know I prefer to live outside of the tourist areas when traveling. I’m most interested in understanding and embracing new cultures, which is very difficult when you’re surrounded by restaurants serving hamburgers and stores selling American flag t-shirts. Luckily, we booked an apartment on the outskirts of Marrakech for the first part of our trip, so we were able to get a more genuine feel than you do in the medina. While we enjoyed our time in Marrakech, we wanted to travel further south for cultural and historical purposes. So, naturally, that’s what we did.
Being away from home for such an extended period of time means we miss a lot of special occasions. Of course we miss holidays, birthdays, weddings, births and everything else worthy of celebration. But what you may not consider is that we also miss out on the silly, less important, events from back home.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I planned a two-week birthday party in Amsterdam for Rell. We booked an apartment through Airbnb and had a ball riding bikes, checking out coffee shops and getting lost in the city. Our birthdays are three months apart, so Rell had a bit of time to (try to) top my birthday planning.
I have wanted to travel to Morocco for over a year now. It first popped up on my radar while we were planning our departure from Italy, after a three-month stay in the countryside learning (incredible) recipes. We needed to leave the Schengen territory, which includes most of Europe, for at least 90 days. This problem presented itself due to a bit of travelers arrogance mixed with a side of cheap skate. After spending six months in Central America, hopping country to country as our visas expired, we were overly confident in our ability to do the same in Europe.
I get a ton of emails from people wanting to know how we afford to travel the world without a typical ‘job’. My new ebook, 101 Ways to Travel the World for Less Than $10 A Day, shares all of my travel secrets as well as ways that you too can travel cheaply.
I joined Instagram to promote Cool Young History and to connect with other travelers around the world. It quickly became my favorite place to find some of the best recipes I’ve ever discovered. When I came across this simple chocolate chip cookie recipe from Broma Bakery I knew I had to try it out. I am not a baker at all; this is actually my first time baking a cookie that didn’t come from a package. So if I can successfully complete a recipe, it is quite simple. This is Broma Bakery’s take on Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies.
After traveling for so long, I’ve found a nice regimen to stay healthy and fit regardless of the amount of pasta and pizza we eat in Italy or plantains we enjoy in Costa Rica. Living in different locations makes it difficult to maintain a specific fitness routine, so we live by these simple lifestyle choices because we can implement them everywhere we go. By implementing these habits we’ve successfully learned how to stay fit and healthy while traveling. Try to pick up one or two of these habits during your travels and see if it works for you.